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Celebrate Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza -an homage to the golden era of circus in America- bringing acrobats, daredevils and a flying trapeze for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages.
Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response! Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered.
Active, Retired and Veteran U.S. Military Personnel receive free admission to Knott's Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 3 - 21 and December 2 - 19.
This event features 150 handcraft artists, confectioners, bakers and beautiful selections of holiday decor, ornaments and gifts, tamales, hand-dipped decorated apples and more!
The Irvine Fine Arts Center's Holiday Faire features more than 100 talented local artists showcasing unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more.
Enjoy the talented acrobats, brilliant dancers, and laugh out loud with the naughty and funny clown, Tutti Frutti. Watch the Globe of Death, where three brave motorcyclists travel at more than 70 miles per hour - a thrilling act that guarantees to keep you on the edge of your seat.
To Celebrate Diá de los Muertos, the beloved Disney and Pixar film is reimagined at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Amazing live-to-film concert experience will feature live orchestra and digital projection on the shell of the historic venue.
Enjoy a beautiful family-friendly three- or four-hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route.
From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces.
A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.
Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres.
Every Saturday, visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center during Saturday Science for fun and educational science activities and demonstrations.
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris. They've traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor and have arrived "Right on Time" to take a ride with you and your family.
From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.
Experience the enchanted season of Christmas at Roger’s Gardens. Escape to an enchanted forest filled with sparkling toadstools, as the scent of pine lingers in the air...
Repticon Los Angeles will be two days of thrilling reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets, pet products, educational seminars, door prizes, and much more.
All aboard for a hilarious, outrageous afternoon murder mystery comedy performed while you enjoy the railway's signature Orange Blossom Chicken three-course lunch. Theme: Viva Lost Vegas! Set in the "Vegas days" of the infamous "Rat Pack."
Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the "Christmas on the Farm” Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market. Family activities include Snows Pony Rides & Petting Corral, Kids 'n Paint, face painting and live music.
The Tale of Turandot is a modern and innovative theatrical puppetry experience that includes video projections and original music.
Enjoy Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty From The Witches Point of View and Bye Bye Bird. Orange County performances.
Get in the Christmas spirit early this year with the beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ as it soars off the screen and onto the Downey Theatre stage.
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
Enjoy some hands-on family crafting! Grownups and kids will work together to design and create fun holiday projects.
Families create art inspired by social justice issues, literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Make a mini zine with artist Chynna Monforte in support of families separated at the border using powerful collage techniques inspired by artist Lari Pittman.
Families that skate together, stay together! Join Fountain Valley Skating Center for Family night.
Join JD Theatricals at The Attic for a performance of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein.
Join The Autry Museum of the West for fun family events throughout the month of November including guided tours, panning for gold, Western Music Association Showcase, and American Indian Arts Market place.
Celebrate the season, weekends at Irvine Spectrum Center, with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, November 1 - December 28.
Bring your binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes, and join an experienced birder and naturalist for a fun morning of finding and watching our fine-feathered friends.
Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircrafts at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.
Join the local Orange County chapter of the ALS Association for a walk through OC Great Park. The one-mile Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about.
Enjoy this family-fun activity on the Mesa. You will start with an activity to make your own fossil, then take a 2-3 mile hike looking for fossils deposited here millions of years ago when Orange County was a sea. A slight elevation gain (200-feet) to start the hike will give incredible views of the surrounding peaks and the red rock cliffs of Black Star Canyon.
Explore nature up-close through discovery and play with unique learning experiences such as exploring nature, fort building, and water play. Activities might include story time, finding and sorting natural objects, art, and, of course, lots of play! Sensory Sundays Nature Club is also offered.
The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a tour of the Upper Newport Bay every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Trained naturalists conduct water tours that begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve.
Just meet at the check-in table on the grass area, down the Junipero Ave. beachfront parking lot, near the Lifeguard HQ (lot 66) where you’ll sign a waiver form and pick up your cleanup materials.
Annual Veterans Day Parade, featuring bands and live entertainment, plus a kids corner with arts and crafts, tournaments and games.
Join the OC Fair and Event Center for a free Veterans Day community celebration featuring free hot dogs for all attendees, family-friendly activities, entertainment and a Veterans Resource Fair.
Families will enjoy this fiber-art hands-on project. Similar to the way clay coil pots are made, this paper coiling core is shaped and glued in layers. Explore the First Californians exhibition for inspiration before making your own basket.
Join Maple Village for their annual Cultural Harvest Faire, full of fun and cultural enrichment for the whole family. Enjoy cultural booths from around the world; activities such as Polynesian crafts; tea with the World Queens from Kenya and Samoa; build fairy and gnome houses; games for all ages including climbing wall and ropes challenge course; more!
Join the Huntington Library for this Chinese brush painting workshop where you will learn how to paint a panda. Plus, get a brush painting kit to take home.
Kids (ages 3+) make fun crafts.
Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough or make arrowhead necklaces and adobe brick while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.
“Hawaiian ‘Ohana” is a one-hour, family-friendly prelude performance of the full Pineapple Mango musical. Inspire the next generation of arts lovers with vibrant Hawaiian, Afro-Brazilian and Tribal Celtic music & dance celebrations.
Celebrate the bounty of the season with Journey School parents and students at their annual Harvest Faire. Children and parents alike will find a whole afternoon's worth of activities to delight and entertain including archery, pumpkin catapulting, live music, crafts, and sweet treats!
Calling all grownups who want to grow down! You (not just your kids) can ride a giant puppy, dance with a sloth, be Batman (through virtual reality) and have all the fun that's usually just for your kids!
Performances ∙ Storytelling ∙ Kids’ Activities. Enjoy performances by YOLA and Mariachi Los Camperos. Have fun with art-making workshops by creating colorful tambourines with artist Ana Miro Herrans and decorating sugar skulls with artist Maria Elena Cruz in remembrance of ancestors. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m.
Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a company of gifted musicians and dancers rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.
Create a floral design inspired by the mellow autumn hues and cool blues of Stuart Davis's Gloucester Landscape, painted in 1919the year of The Huntington's founding. Ages 7 and up. (Fee includes one child and one accompanying adult.)
When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem … Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic.
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass, leaving both the cast and audience seeing pink!